Travel Safely

Learn about traveling safely within the United States.

Travel by Plane

Know the rules, tips and resources available to have a safe, low-hassle plane trip.



Traveler Information

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Travel by Train or Bus

Long-distance travel by train or bus may offer advantages in price, comfort and/or convenience over plane or car travel.

Bus Travel

Commercial buses are an inexpensive option for many travelers. However, there are many bus companies, and their safety records vary. Research your options for a safer trip with these resources from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

To report a bus safety issue, call 1-888-DOT-SAFT (1-888-368-7238) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the National Consumer Complaint Database.

Train Travel

Amtrak, the nationwide passenger rail network, is  a federally-chartered, for-profit corporation. Visit to buy tickets, check schedules, find stations and more. 

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Amtrak jointly monitor Amtrak’s performance.

The Federal Railroad Administration oversees all U.S. railroad safety. It investigates serious railroad accidents to determine their cause and compliance with existing safety laws and regulations. Find out what the FRA recommendations are for preventing passenger trains from speeding.

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Taking a Cruise

Traveling by cruise ship can be fun, but protect your health, safety and finances.


Consumer Complaints

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Stay Safe on the Road

Driving-related dangers come in many forms. Education is key to understanding the risks and keeping people safe.

Safe Driving Tips

Distracted Driving  

Drunk Driving

Follow this Safe Driving Pinterest board for lots of great tips.

Driving Guidelines

Child Car Seats

Teen Driving

Older Drivers

  • Plan ahead and take steps to keep the older driver in your life safe on the road.
  • Find safe driving tips specific to each health issue an older driver might experience.

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Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motorcycle Safety

Caution, knowledge and helmets help keep you safe if you're walking or cycling.

Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

  • Always wear a helmet. Doing so reduces your chances of dying in a motorcycle crash by 37 percent.
  • Get the right helmet. Watch the video on choosing the right one and the tips on identifying unsafe ones.

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